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the government from preferring one religion over another. >> bill: stop there. >> no. >> no. >> bill: no, no, no, no. you listen to me and answer my questions. >> i try to enat questions, go ahead. >> bill: what religion is involved with christmas? what religion? >> christianity. >> bill: that's not a religion. that's a philosophy. >> okay. so, since the dawn of time the winter solstice has been celebrated by multiple religions. >> bill: winter solstice. >> shortest dave the year. evergreen trees because they don't die, giving gifts, family songs. >> bill: you like the winter soltis. >> i do. >> bill: so celebrated it. >> we do. >> bill: can you celebrate winter soltis. >> yes. >> bill: anyway you want. >> and christmas. but our government can't take sides. the government says this is a good religion are and this a bad religion. the government can't say this is a christmas tree. >> bill: mr. silverman, it is a fact that christianity is not a religion. it is a philosophy. if the government was saying that the methodist religion, all right, deserves a special place in the public square, i would be
holiday trees instead. >> i am going to guess father john religion contributor has thoughts on this. >> am i angry, am i upset? >> i am not feeling angry from you. >> the reason i am not angry is? th that yes, i think it's silly. it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of christmas scenes like this. the good news is when christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for their faith, it hasn't gone away. everybody has an opportunity to make sure their faith does not go away in this christmas season. to live that faith as a family, as a community. what should we do about these i think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith? i think we should speak up. that's why i am doing it. that's why i think it's important we have these stories to show what they are trying to do without losing the peace. if our christmas is going to be all about getting a upset at people trying to take away christmas that's silly too. >>s are mu rasmussen did a poll how people say happy h
violating his first amendment rights of freedom of religion. i want to bring in our legal analyst joey jackson in the studio with me. >> hello, brooke. >> the obvious question is did the judge violate his rights reportedly it's actually legal? >> first of all, most of my clients, brooke, would love to be sentenced to ten years of church instead of jail. >> right. >> now, on that basis, knowing that and understanding that, if the defendant consented to the sentence, it's not a violation of the defendant's rights. if the defendant did not, it becomes problematic. here's why. first amendment, separation between church and state. we can establish a religion of our choosing, and practice a religion of our choosing. as a result of that separation, a judge and court cannot impose on you you have to go to any church at all irrespective of your faith. >> can the aclu step in? >> fwo problems. one, the issue of consent. the second is however a very technical issue, brooke. and that is standing. the person who sues has to be aggrieved, has to be affected, has to be damaged by the suit. and if the
in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally written had nothing to do with the city sign. indeed, for the first 175 years of our constitutional history, no one would have read the first amendment in this way. they would have -- any way that would have prevented this seal or sign. mr. speaker, in this very room in which i stand, this very chamber, right over my right-hand shoulder is a sign that says in god we trust. the rotunda in the capitol, a chapel that's been in use since 1955 as a place where members go to pray for divine guidance in debating the issues of the day. a stained glass window there shows president george washington kneeling in prayer and the words of saum 16:1 surround him, preserve me, o god, for in thee i put my trust. and the holy bible rests on that altar. i'll grant you, the first amendment has been badly interpreted by the u.s. supreme court, and the 10
." football is like a religion there. my two oldest played football. i think the commissioner is basically, all he's done is window dressing on. the flight down here, i sat right next to earl campbell, a dominant force, he had to come on the plane in a wheelchair. his knees were shot. his hands were shot. i don't think the nfl has done their players right or the country right, they haven't dealt with the brain injuries that have happened in this country. they keep doing things that can eliminate the kickoff when they know that there's a fundamental problem. that they haven't dealt with. >> change isn't going to come from the top down. but it will come from parents withdrawing from that sport. >> they'll have to be under evaluation. i think he's taking this seriously. >> thank you all very much. >>> and now, we honor our fellow americans who serve and sacrifice. this week, the pentagon released the names of three soldiers and marines killed in afghanistan. >>> and finally, your voice this week, henry kinch jr. has today's question -- how long a second term president relevant prior to "lame
to the computers we have to use for work. apple prides itself on being equal parts computer company and religion. apple fans get whipped up into a stampeding froth with every new product release. customers famously camp outdoors and then emerge triumphant, emotionally spent. journalists flock to those dramatic product rollouts as if the ceo is going to reveal stone tablets, instead of the kind with scratch-proof glass. and the culture of secrecy is designed to keep it that way. why are you institutionally so secretive? how is it that you know how many times i've listened to a bob dylan song or any other song and yet we never get to know anything about you guys? >> we think holding our product plan secret is very important because people love surprises. >> this was one surprise apple could not have loved, the new samsung ad campaign. it's blistering, bold, damaging. it portrays apple products and people who love them as somehow passe and uncool, even desperate. it's a blunt instrument disguised as satire and it's a frontal attack on a ant that would have been unthinkable not too long ago. >> what
distinguishing religion and color." >>> a woman from any pnepal who supports children is cnn's 2012 hero of the year. >> the 2012 cnn hero of the year from kathmandu is pushpa basnet. ♪ >> this is for my children, this is back to my country of nepal. thank you to everyone who voted for me and believed in my dream. thank you. >> how cute is she? she's 29-year-old pushpa basnet. she received her award last night at the shrine auditorium in los angeles. during cnn's heroes all-star tribute. listen to this, since 2005, she has helped 140 children. basnet will receive $250,000 to continue her work and another 50,000 for being named one of cnn's top ten heroes of 2012. >> another nfl football player takes his own life, but not before police say he murdered his girlfriend and the mother of his 3-month-old baby. find out how he was remembered by his team, the kansas city chiefs. is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. how they'll live tomorrow. for more
and freedoms that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity and gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the al-assad regime has unleashed a barrage of terror across the country with the plane of remaining in power. we are just hearing about in last couple of days, the last couple of hours more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000, we know that is a conservative number. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, and countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries capacities and creating a regional crisis. the escalation of violence has reached a point where the fighter jets have been used to kill civilians standing in bread line according to the human rights watch. it's hard to comprehend that happening in any country. but that is what has played out. this regime's shucking capacity for the widespread terror and grow as we see the reports of a chemical weapons have been prepared for use. meanwhile the international institutions h
to be a reference to religion there is a problem and they have to stop it. the alliance for freedom says what's next. a student being told she can't recite the gettysburg address because the president refers to one nation under god? and refer to the lays of nature's god? after the line was deleted in the poem. the superintendent is getting together with the school board and principal to see if he made the right decision, then they are going to go forward with policy from here on out. but the line in the poem is out. and the policy for now really has been been defined on how they will deal with this in the future. don't be surprised if there is legal thanks this as well. megyn: all right, trace, thank you. coming up. glenn beck and vince vaughn. what are these two doing together? wait until you hear it. glenn beck very hopeful about it. we'll update you. plus it may look like a scene from "the walking dead" but it's a training exercise that you the taxpayer helped fund. see why one lawmaker says this is a multi-billion dollar problem. [gunshots and screams] now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male
teenagers were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i am interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, i can die in peace. i know the arguments and many of them are political but for me, it is an issue of practicality and it is an issue of saving lives. >> do you want to jump in? >> if i can get one piece of advice to the obama administration is to do the exact opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you are negotiating with middle easterners. [laughter] windows something about trade. we know something about negotiations. you go to a negotiation with limited negotiation and you lose everything. this is the attitude you need to have. >> i wanted to ask a question about the relationship about a strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. in the west is pursuing against iran and human rights. i would phrase it this way -- the u.s. clients and the p-5 claim and there is evidence for it that this has devastated the oil exports for iran -- there's a counter argument that sometim
. >>> then, an army of one. but does it still apply when it comes to religion. we'll talk to an outgoing west point cadet. he resigned five months before he was supposed to graduate. he said he was discriminated against because he's not religious. that and many other stories. >> looking forward to it. >>> it's hard to get into the holiday spirit with temperatures around the country as warm as they have been. but i am doing a really good job of it. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob. how warm is it? i've got to tell you, it was a little cooler this morning. >> that's right. and it will be cool today. you should be in the low 40s this time of year, and today that's where you've been, but she's referring to the 60s of the past few days. so where's the winter ban? waking up in the morning, you probably enjoy that lack of cold, cold air. but the last nine days around the country, we've seen 1,600 record highs fall. we've got the warmth, the moisture moves in, certainly not going to follow snow. we've had a real lack of early snow in the midwest and the northeast. but as we look towards t
internationally recognized human rights and freedoms, such as the freedom of religion, expression, association and assembly and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections anywhere in the world. that was the legislation that we reported in two of our committees. i might tell you it was overwhelming support that we should make it global. senator kyl talked about that, and others i'm sure will do also. when you look at h.r. 6156, you will see the exact language that we have in our magnitsky bill, with one exception -- anywhere in the world is changed to russia. i am disappointed by that. i join with senator kyl in that disappointment. i think it would have been much better if we incorporated the international standards, the global provisions. i think it's very important congress pass this bill. i strongly support it. i support the effort of getting this to the president as quickly as possible. but, madam president, it's a clear message here. this bill is our standard. we will be holding countries to this standard. we will look for other opportunities to attach these provisions to other t
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